Presented is an outstanding high-grade collection of four different cards from the T210 Old Mill Tobacco series, each graded and encapsulated by PSA (except for one SGC as noted). The T210 set is composed of eight different series, each representing a different minor league. The various series are identified by a number along the top border on the back of the card. With 640 players, it is the largest tobacco set of the twentieth century and is immediately identifiable by its distinctive red borders. This elusive issue is best known for its key cards: the rare Joe Jackson (Series 8) card, as well as Casey Stengel (Series 6) as a player. This collection consists of the following:
Hess – New Orleans (Series 8, SGC EX/NM 80), Hicks – Greensboro (Series 5, EX-MT 6), MacConachie – Norfolk (Series 2, EX-MT 6), and Morse – Macon (Series 1, NM 7). T210 Old Mill Tobacco cards are among a small selection of elite sets that have long captured the imagination of many of the most legendary collectors, from the earliest days of serious collecting, perhaps more so in years past than even in recent times. The reason many great early collectors prized these cards so highly is twofold: 1) These sets could not (and cannot) simply be purchased in set form. They are rare. They have to be collected. They are a challenge. 2) Ultimately, cards are about the players that are featured. Many of the players in T210 (as well as other sets listed above) are featured in few or no other sets. These characteristics make the red-bordered T210 Old Mill set especially significant to the game of baseball and to the world of baseball cards, and especially appealing to the most sophisticated collectors. T210 Old Mill cards also have a very distinctive design with unique and very striking player poses. This is a superb high-grade sampling of cards from this set, highlighted by one Series 8 example. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
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